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Hello from the SF Bay Area-East bay actually

post #1 of 17
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Hello. My name is Ray and I got started smoking meats when I got a Brinkmann Smoke n Pit from Walmart. Been using it for the last 10 years now, one of these day I will upgrade. My status would probably be described as Talented Amateur. People love my ribs and pulled pork, and I am branching out to chicken now (leg quarters are soooo versatile). Doing Smoked Duck and Turkey breast for Thanksgiving. Looking forward to being a contributing member.

Oh also, am a graduate of California Culinary Academy Got a Baking Certificate when I attempted a career change sometime back. Will go back that someday. People also love my bread, and I make a mean white chocolate cheesecake
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Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

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post #3 of 17
Welcome to the site Ray.

All you need is a chicken and you got yourself a Turducken.

Would love it if you could post your recipes for bread and the cheesecake, love trying new recipes and this site isn't just for smoking.
post #4 of 17
Welcome to SMF.Baking some bread myself tomorrow for turkey day...Glad you joined us...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #5 of 17
Welcome to SMF. Happy to have you here and looking forward to seeing some fantastic posts from you
post #6 of 17
Welcome! My wife makes bread from wheat she grinds. She's been out of practice but is getting back into it now. Look forward to your contributions.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #7 of 17
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #8 of 17
Welcome aboard, Ray.
post #9 of 17
Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to your input.
post #10 of 17
Nice to have you onboard Ray.
post #11 of 17
Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay.
post #12 of 17
First off welcome Ray to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
post #13 of 17
Hello Ray, and welcome aboard! You sound like a seasoned veteran at this, I look forward to your input here.
post #14 of 17
Welcome to the SMF ray,We are glad to have you onboard
post #15 of 17
Hey Welcome!
What part of the East Bay you in. I live in Martinez. There aren't many of us CA smokers on this forum, but you'll never receive a sour welcome here biggrin.gif
post #16 of 17
Welcome to SMF!! Lots of good folks and information here... PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 

Thank you all for making me feel welcome!

Will be posting soon, but a this being Thanksgiving, a lot of smoking to be going on here. We have a two dinners: small family dinner on Thanksgiving-bigger get together on Sat. Tomorrow is Smoked Duck and some sausages and maybe chicken. Sat will be Turkey legs, some pork roast, hot links and whatever else I can convince my wife to let me do icon_smile.gif

My motto is " hey why waste the fire-throw something else on!"

Happy Thanksgiving
Merry Christmas
Happy Holidays to you all

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